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Cisco Delivers on Commitment to Advance Telepresence Interoperability

Today at InfoComm, Cisco announced it is fulfilling commitments to deliver immersive, multiscreen interoperability between Cisco and Tandberg TelePresence systems, and with other third-party systems, by integrating the Telepresence Interoperability Protocol (TIP) on Cisco’s newly acquired Tandberg TelePresence Server.  This interoperability solution, which will be commercially available in late July, helps enable multi-screen, high-de…


Myths and Restrictions of the Cisco UCS

In statistics courses, we learn about the perils of using very small sample sizes to extrapolate possible trends or predictions. But in today’s fast paced, 24×7, 140 character world, we know that “information” spreads and morphs quickly. So spotting trends from small samples and small bits of information maybe a knee-jerk reaction, but it’s also a critical skill if you want to properly educate the market. I put informatio…


How to Choose the Right Mobile Video Conferencing Solution

…obile video solution?  Based on my experience, here is what I’ve heard and seen the most….. For the User: Interoperability – Ensure that a video solution for the computer is completely interoperable with any standards compliant video device.  This means users can call MCUs, appliance based endpoints, telepresence, and any other standards compliant device.  Interoperability is critical because it ensures that any deployment can grow beyond…


Another Smart Hire for Cisco Smart Grid Team

In March of this year I was thrilled when Jeff Taft from Accenture joined Cisco’s Smart Grid team as the Global Smart Grid Architect.  As a 25 year veteran of the energy and technology sectors, I knew this globally recognized expert would help accelerate Cisco’s Smart Grid strategy. Today, I am equally excited about Paul De Martini joining the Cisco Smart Grid team as Chief Technology Officer.  Paul joins us from Southern C…


Cisco Completes TANDBERG Offer

We have completed our voluntary offer on TANDBERG, a global leader in video communications. The close of this transaction, and the consequent creation of an extensive combined product portfolio, accelerate Cisco’s vision of changing the way people communicate and collaborate by delivering simple, unique and interoperable collaboration experiences. The full TANDBERG product line is now part of the Cisco TelePresence™ portfolio. Throug…